Alert Metro workers track down robbery suspect within minutes

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Alert Metro Transit Police workers helped track down a robbery suspect within minutes of the reported crime.

At 1:04 p.m. Monday, the station manager at Congress Heights Station called MTPD to report a robbery that had just happened on the platform.

The victim said a man implied he had a weapon and demanded money. She gave a detailed description of the suspect and said he left on a Green Line train.

Just four minutes later, employees at MTPD’s Security Operations Control Center spotted a man matching the description at Suitland Station. Within minutes, Metro Transit police officers tracked down the man on board a Metrobus that was getting ready to drive off.

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The victim identified the suspect as the man who robbed her, police said.

Donnell Floyd Brown, 20, of Forestville, Md. was arrested for armed robbery. The victim wasn’t hurt.

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